Chattanooga Times Free Press
GOP fails to distinguish ‘getting,’ ‘giving’ virus
For six months, the days of COVID-19 have marched forward, each day offering new surprises and a never-ending whirlwind of dysfunction, with political ideologies suffocating common sense and virus-controlling gestures. Until now.
Now, the lowest common denominator of political ideology has emerged, and the stupidity of it is monumental.
Specifically, Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Daniel Moul, according to The Associated Press, has declared that his refusal to engage in the simple gesture of regularly wearing a mask is based on his belief that “when it’s my turn to get it, I’m going get it, whether I’m wearing a mask or not.”
What this elected leader selfishly and completely omits to acknowledge is the flip-side to the concept of his “turn to get“COVID-19.
What he fails to acknowledge is when it is his turn to “give” it. This purported leader of citizens could, by wearing a mask, skip his selfish turn to give someone else the virus.
The depraved selfishness of this elected official’s remarks demonstrates a new low in American pandemic leadership.
And it’s not over yet.